Gabriel Quigley is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at New York University working at the intersection of political theory, metaphysics, and comparative modernism. His dissertation examines a central concept of twentieth and twenty-first century continental philosophy – the event – by uncovering its entanglement in modernist paradigms of surprise, contingency, and wonder. His research has been supported by a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, an NYU Public Humanities Fellowship, and a James Joyce Fellowship, and he is the recipient of the Dean’s Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award at NYU. Besides his dissertation, Gabriel has also written on postcolonial studies, disability studies, and translation studies. This work has been published or is forthcoming in Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd’hui, French Studies Bulletin, Derrida Today, Critical Inquiry, and Modernism/modernity Print Plus, among other venues. He is also one of the editors of Beckett Ongoing: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. Gabriel is currently the continuing editorial assistant and special issues supervisor for Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies as well as the principal editorial assistant for the journal French Politics, Culture & Society.